What we really like to read.
With the passing of "To Kill A Mockingbord" author Harper Lee this past Friday, we decided to dig into the record books to find out which novels have sold the most worldwide.
With the help of our friends at the Statistic Brain Institute, here are the top ten:
- "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens (1859)
- "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien (1954)
- "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)
- "Dream of the Red Chamber" by Cao Xueqin (1759)
- "On the Three Representations" by Jiang Zemin (2001)
- "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie (1939)
- "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C. S. Lewis (1950)
- "She" by H. Rider Haggard (1887)
- "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1943)
- "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown (2003)
For you number folks, Dickens' classic novel has sold over 200 million copies, more than 50 million ahead of Professor Tolkien's epic fantasy tale.
And in case you're curious, in the non-fiction world, the Christian Bible has around 5 billion copies in print.